Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Things I love in my house
I am desperately interested in interiors and home decor at the moment, I've always liked it but I find I am spending more and more time looking at house porn, maybe its displacement, I have given up all hope of improving myself so have turned my attention to the house, it can't answer back or complain.
I recently joined Instagram and man, there are some lucky people with some gorgeous houses on there, I am spending way too much time lusting over these pristine interiors.
There are some things about my house I love, when you are immersed in the über glamorous world of interior design it's easy to forget that you have some special, amazing and unique bits in your own. Let me share 3 things I love in my home.
This is my TV stand, it is a fully functioning treadle Singer sewing machine. It belonged to my great aunt Sarah, it's was her 21st birthday present back in 1929, it was given to me over 20 years ago when she died and I know I will always have it in my home. The candles are everywhere, I have masses, literally money going up in smoke but I always have one burning somewhere.
This is our memory board, it's magnetic and I bought it from my favourite homeware shop Lavender Blue, in Market Harborough. It has photos, tickets from planes, metros, gigs and trains, boarding passes and our marathon medals, it is a lovely big chaotic jumble of us.
Last but not least, our humble garden shed, mr auntiegwen/mr adventures and eldest beautiful daughter built it, he and I painted it and I take full credit for the bunting, the bunting does not please himself, he refers to it as 'a bunch of rags tied to my good shed'. I up cycled the pallets and added the hydrangeas in planters and the candles. I think it looks fabulous.